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pastrychef's Asus ROG Strix Z370-G Gaming (WI-FI AC) build w/ i9-9900K + AMD 6600 XT

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I think some USB device is causing the wakes.
I tried to swap out all cables. There was one cable which leads to my Dell monitor Hub connecting mouse and keyboard. I removed first keyboard and after that mouse. When I removed mouse cable system kept in sleep. So I lead the mouse cable with an extension cable to one of the USB ports on the system directly. Looks that its working again as it should. This is also one of the reasons not to go for a real Apple. Support here is far more superior compared to Apple standards and the best of all ... free ;-)
 

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Hello! THX for your fast answer...

Yesterday I enabled VT-d in BIOS but it makes all of my mice and Keyboards unable to control anything even in OC boot menu... had to hard reset and disable it in Bios again to make keyboard etc work... Will try it again and report back.

Funny thing with the driver is, that Driver Software and MacOS says it is connected and loaded, so I can selct it in sound preferences and in Logic etc., also the kext seems to be loaded and active (as I've seen via terminal command) but I do not get Sound output.

Thank you!

I'm away from the studio for some days now. But when I come back I'll reset bios settings and start from scratch there.
In gpu, I have set primary-> automatic and iGPU-> enabled
I'll try to set primary to PCI-E. Maybe that's the problem.
I did this since with primary set to PCI-E I couldn't enter the bios, cause the screen was black.
Thx for helping!
I somehow got my Focusrite Saffire Pro 40 FireWire interface working on Monterey 12.5 today with very strange behavior!
Problem was: audio interface was recognized by macOS but audio output did not work...
audio output worked after the first startup with browser and Spotify. But, as soon as I started logic pro, audio output stopped working and was gone forever! All inputs including midi working.
Interface completely recognized by its software.

Today:
I did a clean install of Monterey macOS 12.5;
Reset the BIOS settings to optimal settings;
Set the BIOS according to post #1;
Set primary GPU to PCI-e; and
Enabled iGPU.
This resulted is FW interface is working again normally, with output. But all USB ports are broken; only pxsx controller working, no BT, etc.

After that, I went into BIOS again, set primary gpu to auto and iGPU to disabled.
-> same issue with the interface as before.

Again into BIOS.
Set primary GPU to PCI-e;
Set iGPU to enabled again; and
All is working normal now. USB, BT, fw interface.

Really strange behavior! But I am happy I solved it!

How is the FW audio output problem connected to iGPU?
I don't know.
 

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I somehow got my Focusrite Saffire Pro 40 FireWire interface working on Monterey 12.5 today with very strange behavior!
Problem was: audio interface was recognized by macOS but audio output did not work...
audio output worked after the first startup with browser and Spotify. But, as soon as I started logic pro, audio output stopped working and was gone forever! All inputs including midi working.
Interface completely recognized by its software.

Today:
I did a clean install of Monterey macOS 12.5;
Reset the BIOS settings to optimal settings;
Set the BIOS according to post #1;
Set primary GPU to PCI-e; and
Enabled iGPU.
This resulted is FW interface is working again normally, with output. But all USB ports are broken; only pxsx controller working, no BT, etc.

After that, I went into BIOS again, set primary gpu to auto and iGPU to disabled.
-> same issue with the interface as before.

Again into BIOS.
Set primary GPU to PCI-e;
Set iGPU to enabled again; and
All is working normal now. USB, BT, fw interface.

Really strange behavior! But I am happy I solved it!

How is the FW audio output problem connected to iGPU?
I don't know.

Really strange behaviour, but I am happy I solved it!

How is the fw audio output problem connected to iGPU?
I don't know.

What if you disable IGPU and use iMacPro1,1 system definition?
 
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What if you disable IGPU and use iMacPro1,1 system definition?
Will try it this weekend when I'm in the Studio again and report back.

Edit: I am pretty sure that I have set system definition to iMac Pro 1,1 -> will take a look on Saturday. Didn't change your latest OC EFI, only filled the UUID, etc.
 
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Will try it this weekend when I'm in the Studio again and report back.

Edit: I am pretty sure that I have set system definition to iMac Pro 1,1 -> will take a look on Saturday. Didn't change your latest OC EFI, only filled the UUID, etc.
Was in the Studio today. System definition is iMacPro1,1, with primary GPU set to PCI-e and iGPU enabled, CSM is disabled. FireWire audio output in Logic Pro X works when configured like that.
 

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Was in the Studio today. System definition is iMacPro1,1, with primary GPU set to PCI-e and iGPU enabled, CSM is disabled. FireWire audio output in Logic Pro X works when configured like that.

It should also work with IGPU disabled.
 
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It should also work with IGPU disabled.
I can try it again...
I had it with iGPU disabled, and the audio output of my FireWire audio interface broke evey time as soon as I started Logic Pro X in different versions on Monterey and never came back with this setting.

Will report back!
 
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can try it again...
I had it with iGPU disabled, and the audio output of my FireWire audio interface broke evey time as soon as I started Logic Pro X in different versions on Monterey and never came back with this setting.

Will report back!
Just to understand, is it a problem having iGPU enabled with system definition iMacPro1,1 or with the config.plist in any way?
 

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Just to understand, is it a problem having igpu enabled with system definition iMacPro1,1 or with the config.plist in any way?

IGPU can work with iMacPro1,1 system definition but, on real iMacPro1,1s, there's no IGPU.
 
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